The American Group Psychotherapy Association

Founded in 1942, the American Group Psychotherapy Association is a multi-disciplinary organization dedicated to advancing knowledge, research, and training in group psychotherapy to benefit the client/patient population. The Association is committed to:

  • Promoting quality group psychotherapy care as a primary method of treatment that is clinically sound, cost-effective, and accessible;
  • Advancing group psychotherapy training and research;
  • Providing a network of peer support that serves the professional needs of group practitioners; and
  • Advocating for quality care on behalf of its members, clients/patients and the public.

AGPA serves as the national voice specific to the interests of group psychotherapy. Its 3,000+ members and 31 Affiliate Societies provide a wealth of professional, education, and social support for group psychotherapists in the United States and abroad.

Our members come from over twelve different disciplines, including Psychology, Creative Arts Therapy, Psychiatry, Nursing, Social Work, Alcoholism Counseling, and Marriage and Family Therapy.